( 1915–85), American film director and actor; full name George Orson Welles. His realistic radio dramatization in 1938 of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds persuaded many listeners that a Martian invasion was really happening. Notable films as director and actor include Citizen Kane (1941) and as actor The Third Man (1949).
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